Thursday, January 8, 2020
Dear Asheboro City Schools Families and Students:
As we reflect on the events that occurred yesterday at the U.S. Capitol building, we are reminded of just how important it is for our school district to teach about and model civility and respect for our democracy.
Civic engagement is the foundation of our democracy. Asheboro City Schools respects and supports the right to demonstrate and peacefully protest. We strongly condemn all attempts to incite violence and will not tolerate acts of hate that are counter to our shared democratic principles and values.
Over the next few days, our school counselors and school social workers will provide support and various resources for our students and staff. We encourage our families to talk with their children about these issues. To help guide these conversations, we have provided a list of resources below.
Please be encouraged and know that Asheboro City Schools is committed to acknowledging our differences while upholding our district’s values and country’s democracy.
Aaron Woody, Ed.D.
Caring for Students in the Wake of Traumatic News Event
How to Talk to your Kids about the Chaos at the Capitol
Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
Resources for Families: Talking About Race and Racism
Supporting Marginalized Students in the Context of The 2020 Election
**Middle/High school resource (video contains live footage)